Written by Diet Bites
What to Expect During Weight Loss
Dieting is a bit like buying a new roof or floor. It's very tough taking off the old so the new just sits right on top, covering the existing roof or floor.
It takes a bit of elbow grease to remove the old, but it can be done! When losing weight, your elbow grease is your willpower.
- Dieting is mind over tummy.
- Dieting is an attempt to redefine what truly controls our willpower.
We shift that control from the tummy back to the brain where it belongs - in that empty spot where it left many moons ago. Old 'Will' sorta slipped and fell to the wayside while the tummy stepped in to assume control.
- Will is a versatile emotion.
- Some Wills are stronger than other Wills.
- Will can be your best friend when you're dieting or your worst enemy.
Hold Your Judgment Call!
But wait! Let's not be too critical or too judgmental. Losing weight isn't so easy. In fact, one can gain weight so much faster than one can lose. You can never lose as much weight as you can gain within an identical timeframe.
So people tend to become discouraged.
In fact, while most people are getting to Fatdom the time seems to fly. When you're having fun, that tends to happen.
But eventually, the fun fades and bulk settles in its place, and with it a personal resolution to lose weight. This urge to lose usually happens every holiday season.
Again, the trouble is that the weight never comes off as fast as it went on. Therefore, we struggle to remain motivated during this delicate weight loss cycle so we can stay on track. There are so many different weight demons to wrestle with during the transition from fat to fit.
Yes, it happens. If Gill weighs 592 pounds then Gill's been doing a bit of very serious eating over the years. All that time Gill was cramming those goodies in as fast as possible, unconcerned about tomorrow. Then as Gill's cholesterol level began to match the numbers on his scale, he decided that he best melt off the excess - and fast! Double-fast. Triple fast!!
Even though Gill spent all those months and years eating as he pleased, as he treks slothfully though the weight loss phase, eventually he will feel deprived. He'll see his friend Teddy cramming down a sack of cheese flavored snacks and a pack of candy bars and then it'll happen. Depravation. Part 2